Verizon building near Carytown could become retail center (Times-Dispatch)
Maryland Financial Realty wants to convert a Verizon building on North Nansemond Street into retail space. A specialty grocery store could be among the possible uses for the building as well as other stores, an art gallery, bank or restaurant.
Valley Bank buys former Ukrop’s site (Roanoke Times)
A Roanoke financial institution took ownership of a vacant Ukrop’s Super Market store and its surrounding real estate Wednesday, with the intention of developing the retail center and selling it.
Kuttner 100 mpg creation still running for $5 million prize (Daily Progress)
The team led by Charlottesville real estate developer Oliver Kuttner is the only one left in the running for the multimillion-dollar X Prize competition to build a four-seat car that can achieve 100 miles per gallon.
How to Outsmart Competitors (Inc.)
Low-price competition is a serious threat for Gary Turnbeau’s Sea Sheller business. How can he fight it? More importantly, should he try to fight it? Norm Brodsky shares his advice. Brodsky is one of the best to read in the Inc. each month.
Firm Toots Horn Via Search (WSJ)
Small Retailer Bet Well on Vuvuzelas, but Key-Word Ads Don’t Work for Some.
Working on the Waterfront (Business Week)
Aided by technology—and self-employment—a growing number of people are actually working from the beach. Seriously.